Idaho Transformational Collaborative Outcomes Management (TCOM) Institute

Inspiring client-centered care through community-wide collaboration. 

About Idaho TCOM

The Idaho TCOM Institute promotes collaboration amongst system partners to standardize the delivery and application of the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS). Thus, enabling greater collaboration around needs and strengths of client assisting Idaho’s Youth Empowerment Services (YES) System of Care to increase effectiveness of service to children, youth and families. This is achieved through three primary elements:

View the Idaho TCOM Structure.

  • CANS Governance Committee
  • CANS Learning Collaboratives
  • CANS Training Network

These elements work in unison to manifest practical outcomes in the Institute's values:

  • Person-centered care
  • Collaborative decision making
  • Accurate consensus-based care
  • Local contributors

If you have questions, comments or would like to see how you can be involved, please use the contact form below or email

Upcoming events

CANS In Practice Trainings

*Three contact hours" are offered for participating in the CANS In Practice training. It is your responsibility to ensure that this training meets continuing education criteria for your respective licensing board and that the trainer’s level of education is at or above your own level of education.

  • Social workers can find continuing education information here
  • Counselors and Family Therapists can find continuing education rules here

The CANS In Practice Training provides an understanding of how to use the CANS in collaborative treatment planning. Participants will be able to describe how the CANS can be used to develop a Theory of Change that structures the treatment plan, addressing needs and using strengths towards achieving goals.

Date / time webex link to register trainer(s)
May 11, 2021 9:00am-12:00pm MST Webex Link

Karen Gonzalez, LMSW; Dedra Sanna, LCPC

June 8, 2021 9:00am-12:00pm MST

Webex Link

Debbie Seaich, LMSW; Karla Enriquez

July 13, 2021 12:30pm-3:30pm MST

Webex Link

Cheryl Gimmeson, LMSW; Brad Lambson, LMFT

October 20, 2021 9:00am-12:00pm MST

Webex Link

Josie Russell-Adkins, LPCP; Bethany Blank, LMSW

November 30, 2021 9:00am-12:00pm MST

Webex Link

Craig Herzog, LCSW

December 15, 2021 9:00am-12:00pm MST

Webex Link

Hillary Haro, LMSW and Almedina Toomey, LMSW


CANS Learning Collaborative Meetings
Idaho CANS Learning Collaborative Meetings
meeting date additional information
Eastern Idaho CANS Learning Collaborative Monday, May 10th, 2021 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm MST via Webex only

Webex Link

Dial: 1-415-655-0003

Meeting number (access code): 133 054 3778 

Meeting password: RJfYn5sGB32 (75396574 from phones and video systems) 

Eastern Idaho CANS Learning Collaborative Monday, June 14th, 2021 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm MST via Webex only

Webex Link

Meeting number (access code): 133 903 2920

Meeting password: fePkmHAT539 (33756428 from phones and video systems) 

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